Five Ways to Program Your Mind for Success

While success is not the be all and end all, it is something we all strive for in at least one area of our lives and work. It creates self-worth, confidence and increased income. The most successful people know a secret that those who aren’t successful aren’t aware of. The key to success is mind-set.
Ultra-successful people like Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs who started with little or nothing have programmed their minds to believe in themselves and to visualize their success. They created goals, visualized their achievement and then went for it.
If you want success then you need to emulate ultra-successful people.
First you need to define what success is for you. Is it a promotion at work? Perhaps it’s a certain lifestyle. Write down what your definition is.
Next create a goal. This is the end point of your road to success. It may seem like your definition but you are being specific about what your outcome will be; exactly what you want to achieve.
Once you’ve identified your goal you need to know the steps you can take to achieve it. This is your road map. If your goal is promotion at work then what will you need to do to achieve that? You could create a list of things you need to do. For example:
Take a training course in Advanced Accounting Methods.
Get resume rewritten.
Join a professional society.
Network with accountants working at the level you want to achieve.
Be more pro-active in team/management meetings.
Now that you know what you want to achieve and how to get there you need to consider the best method to use to program your mind for achieving the success you desire.
You could use self-hypnosis by purchased ready-made recordings to listen to. These can be very effective.
Alternatively, you could work with a hypnotherapist who will create a recording specifically for you, as well as providing individually tailored hypnosis sessions to help you.
While NLP techniques are generally undertaken within sessions with a trained Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, there are certain techniques you could use yourself. These include:
The Swish
Mental Movies
If you decide to go down this route then you need to understand how to use the techniques and to create them for yourself.
Positive affirmations are both popular and effective. You need to write them in the present tense and they are written as if you are living/have achieved the goal you want to achieve.
If you want to improve your weight loss and achieve a certain dress size your affirmations might be:
I am slim.
I make healthy choices at every meal.
I eat enough to satiate my appetite.
I work out every day for at least 15 minutes.
I am a size 2.
I feel confident about my appearance.
I enjoy socializing as I get lots of complements about my appearance.
Post your affirmations on your fridge, in your bathroom, bedroom and anywhere else that you will see them regularly.
Create a recording of your affirmations and listen to it first thing in the morning and last thing at night for extra effectiveness. This increases the likelihood of success as your subconscious is more receptive in the first 20 minutes after waking and the 20 minutes before you fall asleep.
Visualizing yourself living the change you want to make is powerful.
You can create a mental movie or a vision board.
To create a vision board you add pictures, word and your affirmations to a board that you can look at.
This is a powerful and effective way to help you achieve your goals. There are coaches who work in wide niches such as life or business. Additionally, there are coaches who specialize in niches such as weight loss, parenting or birthing.
Working with a coach gives you access to someone who will work with you to achieve your goals using a wide range of tools and techniques.
Whichever method you decide to use it is important to remember that you hold the power to change your mind and your life for the better.